Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Assessment and Management of Behavioural Sleep Difficulties in Infants and Children

This short programme aims to provide registered nurses, midwives and public health nurses with evidenced informed knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage behavioural sleep difficulties in infants and children. The content will focus on practical issues relating to sleep assessment and identifying interventions which may assist the infant/child and their families.

Please note: The Institute of Community Health Nursing has a formal collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Research Matters Ltd.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage behavioural sleep difficulties in infants and children.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to assessment and management of behavioural sleep difficulties in infants and children.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss normal sleep regulation and sleep cycles.
  • Critically discuss common sleep problems and sleep disorders.
  • Critically analyse the need for education to families on establishing good sleep hygiene, and provide anticipatory advice in the prevention of sleep problems.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of how to undertake a sleep assessment on an infant and child, incorporating a sleep history and the use of a sleep diary.
  • Critically evaluate sleep interventions to meet the identified needs of the child.
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